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A popular recreation destination in Scottsdale is the Scottsdale Hills Recreation Area. It is located 7 miles south
of downtown Scottsdale on State Route 85 (at mile marker 144). It contains camping, picnic areas, hiking trails, and a shooting range.
The recreation area is part of the Maricopa County Regional Park program, while the shooting range is managed by the Scottsdale Sportsman Club.
Scottsdale was named for Civil War veteran Chaplin Winfield
Scott, who purchased farmland here in 1888. Today it is home to over
100 art galleries, crafts stores, specialty shops, golf courses and resorts.
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McCormick Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ;
480-312-2312; Museum Website;
For kids who love trains this park has everything. 5/12-scale train take kids on a 1-mile ride around the park. Inside see
restored cars and locomotives, two train depots and a working 1929 carousel.
6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd.; (480) 948-6145;
Open Daily 9AM-5PM; Donations.
Studio workshop of architect-craftsman Paolo Soleri. Displays include:
- Scale model of City of Arcosanti - prototype urban design
being developed in Cordes Junction.
- Sculpture and windbells
17207 N. Perimeter Dr, (800) 528-1179;
Open Daily 10AM-4PM (exc Holidays); Free Admission.
Primarily exhibits various American and Russian Impressionists
4343 N. Scottsdale Rd.; (480) 945-4629;
Open Daily 11AM-9PM; Admission $7 / Under 12 $5;
Theater screen is 6 stories tall and 78 feet wide.
23023 Scottsdale Rd.; (480) 502-5600;
Open Daily 5PM-10PM (extra summer hours); Admission $2;
Re-creation of 1880's Western town. Attractions include:
- petting zoo
- shooting gallery
- hayrides, burro, stagecoach, train and camel rides
- gold panning
- ice cream parlor and photography studio
- Western craftsmen, blacksmith and boutique shops
- Live shootouts and stunt shows occur hourly
Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
(480) 945-8481; Free Admission.
This center contains a park, walkways, fountains, sculptures,
pond, lawns and flowers. Look for the following facilities:
- Public library
- Civic center municipal buildings
- Scottsdale Center for the Arts - (480) 994-2787;
- Scottsdale Historical Museum - (480) 945-4499
Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd at Cactus Rd; (480) 860-2700;
Call ahead for tour schedule and prices / hours vary;
Headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
founded in 1937. Noteworthy for many exhibits on groundbreaking
developments in the field of architecture. Various tour packages
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Borgata of Scottsdale
Scottsdale Rd and Lincoln Drive
Elegant shopping and dining complex designed after
San Gimignano of Italy.
34505 Scottsdale Rd, Carefree, AZ;
Outdoor marketplace with shopping, dining and entertainment.
(Between Marshall Way and Main Street / Also into Old Town.)
Many specialty and gift shops inside Western-style storefronts
recreate the atmosphere of the past.
At Scottsdale Rd and Camelback Rd.
Shops, specialty stores and restaurants.
Los Arcos Mall
At Scottsdale Rd and McDowell Rd.
Shops, specialty stores and restaurants.
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Location: Adjacent to Arizona Center and Van Buren St
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Location: Near Biltmore Country Club and Fashion Park
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